S. 1213 (105th): Oceans Act of 1997

A bill to establish a National Ocean Council, a Commission on Ocean Policy, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Sep 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 13, 1997 but was never passed by the House.


Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Senator from South Carolina



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Last Updated: Jan 27, 1998
Length: 26 pages


Sep 24, 1997

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Nov 4, 1997
Reported by Committee

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Nov 13, 1997
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 1213 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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